Cowgirls Soccer Set to Host Four Non-Conference Matches
The Wyoming soccer team will play a 20-game schedule that features nine home games in 2018, according to head coach Pete Cuadrado
The Cowgirls will play one exhibition match before the official start of the season, traveling to Orlando, Fla., to take on the Central Florida Knights. Wyoming will then open the 2018 season at South Dakota on Aug. 17. The Thursday night contest will be the first meeting with the Coyotes since a 2016 pre-season match that the Cowgirls won, 1-0.
Utah Valley will then come to Laramie on Aug. 19 for UW’s first home game of the season. The Cowgirls carry the longest non-conference home unbeaten streak among D-I programs into 2018, holding an 11-0-2 record dating back to the 2013 season.
Wyoming then faces Northern Iowa on Aug. 24, the first meeting since a 3-0 Cowgirls victory in 2002 in the only match between the schools.
“Each season we set up a challenging non-conference schedule to best prepare us for our conference opponents,” UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “This year’s schedule is no different. We look forward to taking on each of these challenges and growing as a program to be at our best. The Mountain West Conference is the best it has ever been and we are excited to compete at the highest level.”
Wyoming will face the 11 other Mountain West teams during the regular season, starting with a four-game road trip to open conference play.
The Mountain West Tournament will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 in San Jose, Calif., hosted by 2017 regular-season champion San Jose State.
|Aug. 9||Central Florida||Orlando|
|Aug. 17||South Dakota||Vermillion|
|Aug. 19||Utah Valley||Laramie|
|Aug. 24||Northern Iowa||Laramie|
|Aug. 30||Idaho State||Pocatello|
|Sept. 4||Northern Colorado||Greeley|
|Sept. 14||Southern Utah||Cedar City|
|Sept. 21||San Diego State||San Diego|
|Sept. 23||New Mexico||Albuquerque|
|Sept. 28||Utah State||Logan|
|Sept. 30||Boise State||Boise|
|Oct. 5||Colorado College||Laramie|
|Oct. 7||Air Force||Laramie|
|Oct. 12||Fresno State||Fresno|
|Oct. 14||San Jose State||San Jose|
|Oct. 26||Colorado State||Laramie|
|Oct. 30-Nov. 3 MWC Tournament, Laramie|